Corruption in Turkey: Perceptions and Perspectives

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Date: June 16, 2016  
Time: 09:30 – 12:30
Place: santralistanbul Campus, E4-305

Corruption in Turkey: Perceptions and Perspectives, organized by the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV) in collaboration with SELDI, and İstanbul Bilgi University will be held on June 16.

SELDI is an anti-corruption and good governance network formed by NGOs from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, FYROM, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey. TESEV is a member of SELDI, a network that aims to increase public awareness and support policy making in good governance. In 2014, TESEV published Corruption Assessment Report Turkey report as part of the SELDI’s first phase. This panel will present the results of the recently conducted 2016 survey, Corruption Perceptions in Turkey, in comparison with the 2014 data; and experts will discuss perceptions of corruption in Turkey and various perspectives of fighting against corruption.

The panel will be held in Turkish. There will be simultaneous translation from Turkish to English.


09:30 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 Opening Remarks: Prof. Dr. Aydın Uğur, Chairman of the Board, TESEV - Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, İstanbul Bilgi University

10: 15 Corruption Perceptions in Turkey: Analysis of 2014 and 2016 Data
Prof. Dr. Hasan Kirmanoğlu, Former Faculty Member, İstanbul Bilgi University

10: 30 Societal Perspectives on Corruption
Bekir Ağırdır, Member of the Board, TESEV - Director General, KONDA

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:30 Panel: Perspectives on Fighting Corruption
Chair: Assist. Prof. Dr. Alper Akyüz, İstanbul Bilgi University, Center for Civil Society Studies

11:20 – 11:30 An Assessment of Corruption in the Energy Sector
Ceren Zeytinoğlu, Former TESEV Expert & Evren Aydoğan, Project Manager, TEPAV

11:30 –11:40 Fight against Corruption in Public Sector
Bülent Tarhan, Former Prime Ministry Chief Inspector

11:40 - 11: 50 Corruption Perceptions and Fight against Corruption in Emerging Markets
Gönenç Gürkaynak, Managing Partner, ELIG Attorneys at Law

11:50 – 12:00 Civil Sector’s Critical Perspective on Corruption and Transparency in Turkey
Ali Ilıcak, Member of the Board, Transparency International Turkey

12:00 – 12:30 Discussion and Q&A